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DESTINATION RECREATION Ontario’s cottage country has always been a magnet, not only for those seeking a vacation getaway but also for those fortunate enough to live there all year long. On the shores of Georgian Bay, Thornbury offers you the best of town and country in one irresistible package. With a quaint downtown area proud of its Victorian heritage, Thornbury boasts exceptional boutique shops and restaurants. It has also evolved into an interior design and artists’ enclave, while the Thornbury Harbour is a hot-spot in the summer for swimming and boating. A mere 15 minutes to Collingwood, home to Ontario’s finest ski hills and the Village of Blue Mountain, Lora Bay is bisected by 3.2 km of the Georgian Trail which is a favourite destination for bikers and walkers making their way. Lora Bay also has its own designated trails, instead of sidewalks, that wind throughout the community.
Here on the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay, Sherwood Homes offers you much more than just a house – we provide a sensational recreational lifestyle, in a community inspired by some of the finest resorts in the country, with amenities to match.
Lora Bay is the perfect place to join a group and get in on the fun. With an abundance of organized social activities, Lora Bay invites you to explore all the possibilities.
BETTER HEALTH THROUGH BETTER
hey say “health is wealth” so you’ll feel very well-off indeed with Lora Bay’s Fitness Recreation Centre available to you 365 days a year.
There’s a beautiful indoor pool where you can enjoy aquafitness classes and swim all year round. Plus a wellequipped exercise room with treadmill, stationery bike, rowing machine, weights and a yoga area, all geared to your preferred workout routine. The Recreation Centre also offers group fitness classes and activities you can sign-up for such as Pickle Ball, Zumba, Line Dancing, Yoga and Kick Boxing. It also features a lending Library with a variety of genres for all ages. Finally, wifi is available so you can stream your favourite music or show while you work out or stretch.
LET’S MEET AT THE
s the social hub of the community, The Lodge at Lora Bay will be your “home away from home”.
Gather with friends to watch the big game in the lounge or play cards in the games room. Rack up a game of billiards or give the foosball table a spin. Pick up (or drop off) one of the books in the community’s lending library. Entertain the children or grandchildren at the Kids Camp. Toronto Life magazine described the people at Lora Bay as “social animals” and it’s true. There is a LOT going on in the community, making it easy to participate and meet like-minded people. That includes numerous interest groups including Billiards, Bridge, Euchre, Poker and Book Club. And there is a neverending calendar of fun social events from New Year’s Eve parties to Family BBQ & Games Days to Dance Parties, with all events publicized in Lora Bay’s weekly residents newsletter. Being good neighbours comes naturally at Lora Bay where a “Helping Hands” group of caring residents volunteer to prepare meals, drive people to appointments, or help with the housework for those who are in need. The Lodge also offers complimentary wifi so you can always remain connected.
Whether making new friends or hanging out with those you’ve known a lifetime, mixing and mingling comes naturally at Lora Bay.
SEASONS OF FUN
hen we say Lora Bay is a “four-season playground”, we really mean it. Of course, summer is key to your enjoyment of life at Lora Bay. Our private Beach Club offers a beautiful waterfront beach area, perfect for picnics, volleyball and access to water activities. There is a second public waterfront area within Lora Bay for the Town of Blue Mountains that residents can also enjoy access to.
Swimming, sailing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, mountain biking, golf, hiking, There’s no end to the warm weather fun at Lora Bay But winter is a whole lot of fun too. The best downhill skiing in Ontario is just a few minutes away at Blue Mountain but there’s great skiing even closer. Lora Bay is also a great access point to the Georgian Trail which runs right through Lora Bay, a 34km trail that is groomed in the winter months for snowshoeing. From the first wildflowers blooming in spring to the spectacular fall foliage, Lora Bay is beautiful every season, and bountiful in what it has to offer you and your family.
Backyard BBQs. Block parties. Community gatherings. Outdoors or in, there’s always an occasion worth celebrating at Lora Bay.
As a Lora Bay resident, you’ll enjoy dining privileges at the Lora Bay Golf Clubhouse, an intimate and inviting space with spectacular views of Georgian Bay, Nippising Ridge and the 18th hole.
Here you’ll find – The Grill which is open seasonally and offers both casual and fine dining, with an outdoor patio overlooking the bay, and Wintergarden which is a space within The Grill you’ll want to reserve for those very special occasions. Both spaces feature stone and timber beams, incorporate high ceilings, expansive windows and naturally inspired interiors. Dine with family and friends, or simply enjoy a cocktail at the bar. The Clubhouse also offers wedding and banquet facilities to residents looking to celebrate that special day, with a culinary team who will work closely with you to create a scrumptious and elegant meal for you and your guests. From cocktail party hors d’oeuvre to fabulous platters, plated fine-dining menus and elaborate buffet selections, you can select a wide variety of items.
Get your foursome together, call for a tee time, and get ready to enjoy yourself at Lora Bay’s own award-winning Tom Lehman/Thomas McBroom-designed golf course. The surrounding Georgian Bay landscape and forested shoreline influenced the dramatic course design, and every green, hole and bunker was sculpted to inspire golfers of all levels—both technically and visually.
Once on the course, you’ll revel in the spectacular scenery and tranquil surroundings, so secluded that there are often no other other golfers in sight. Your only distraction may be several of the white-tailed deer or wild turkeys that also call Lora Bay their home. 18 immaculately groomed holes, each offering its own challenges, hazards and opportunities to sharpen your skills. With driving range, practice green, pro shop and dining, all with a friendly staff to ensure you have a great day. Whether you have been golfing your entire life, or have just begun to appreciate the game, Lora Bay offers community residents special membership options to suits you.
It’s great to be active, and to have a full social agenda, but life at Lora Bay is just as enjoyable when you’ve got nothing to do at all.
Lora Bay offers you every opportunity to enjoy the Great Outdoors in the Thornbury area. But the “Great Indoors” are equally breathtaking. We’re talking about the luxury homes that Sherwood Homes is building here at Lora Bay, and the hundreds of homes we’ve already built in and around this spectacular four-season community. At The Cottages at Lora Bay, you’ll find an amazing selection of detached bungalows, featuring distinguished exteriors with fabulous architectural detailing, and open concept interiors perfect for both relaxing and entertaining, and all loaded with luxury features.
And with the exciting new phase at The Masters at Lora Bay, you’ll discover an exclusive collection of luxury townhomes, many of which back onto the golf course, all with incredible views. Floor plans include ﬂexible space to create a home ofﬁce and a rooftop terrace to dine al fresco or enjoy your morning coffee while taking in your breathtaking view! You have a wide choice of homes at Lora Bay, and what a splendid choice it is. All built to ENERGY STAR standards to reduce energy consumption and save money on utility bills. Some Lora Bay owners come looking for a year-round permanent home. Others seek the perfect winter chalet, summer cottage or weekend getaway. And all love what they find here.
A FOUNDATION OF TRUST AND INTEGRITY Sherwood Homes was established in 1994 to build on our decades of experience in developing master-planned communities. From bungalows and two-storey homes to townhomes and midrise condominiums, our company’s reputation for quality has grown with every new luxury home and neighbourhood which we have created, along with the trust that new home buyers have placed in us. Over the past 25 years, we have consistently demonstrated our deep commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail at developments like Silver Glen Preserve in Collingwood, Lora Bay in Thornbury, Cobble Beach in Owen Sound, and other communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe area. At Sherwood Homes we believe that you and your family deserve the very best. We strive to ensure you are completely satisfied with not only the final product but with the personalized service that you receive throughout the entire home buying and building process. Sherwood Homes. We’re inspired by building a home that will inspire you.
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